Free Weight Exercise For Both Men and Women

When it comes to building and toning muscle, free weight exercises is the way to go whether you are a member of a gym or simply have free weights that you can work out in your own home. Weight training is most associated with men, but that is simply not the case; more and more women are discovering light free weight training is very good for toning and tightening muscle to give you a more defined shape.

When starting out,  do not rush into lifting heavy weights straight away.  Take it gradual and only work certain parts of your body in each session.  For example on a Monday work on your chest, biceps and triceps, on a Wednesday work  your shoulders, back and lateral muscle. By training this way you are giving your muscles time to repair themselves as it is very important you do not over strain the muscle causing long term damage.

To start off your free weight exercises you are looking to do 3 sets of 12 repetitions, an example for your workout on a Monday would be to target your chest, biceps and triceps muscles each requiring 3 exercises each, most common for these muscles are dumbbell flies, barbell curls and triceps extensions.

As mentioned, weight training is not just for men but also for women giving you more tone and definition to your body and it also acts as a good calorie burner.  For women Start with dumbbell squats to tone the butt and legs, dumbbell sit-ups to tone your abs and bench presses for your upper body.

Do not be scared to try the free weights! Before long you will have that shape and tone you envy.

Source by Peter Murray

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